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February 11, 2020

Shaheen, Cassidy & Baldwin Introduce Bill to Lower Prescription Drug Costs by Closing “Orphan Drug Loophole”

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-LA) and Tammy Baldwin (D-WI) introduced the Fairness in Orphan Drug Exclusivity Act, bipartisan legislation that would close the orphan drug loophole that drug companies use to keep competition off the market and rake in profits. Drug companies can get seven years of market exclusivity if it proves to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) a new drug would not be economically viable without that exclusivity. I… Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Shaheen, Hassan Introduce Legislation to Reduce Emissions and Bolster the Clean Energy Economy

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) introduced the Clean Economy Act with Tom Carper (D-DE) and a number of other colleagues. The legislation will boost American competitiveness while putting the United States on a path to achieve net-zero greenhouse gas emissions by 2050. The world's leading scientists have warned that humanity must limit global warming to no more than 1.5 degrees Celsius to avoid the most catastrophic impacts of climate cha… Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

BREAKING: Following Shaheen-Led Effort, Army Corps Approves Funding for Rye Harbor Dredging

**$4 million included in the Army Corps work plan follows Shaheen-led request and funding effort in Congress** **Shaheen previously led efforts to help secure approval and funding to dredge Hampton-Seabrook Harbor, which started in the fall and was recently completed** In August, Senator Shaheen toured Rye Harbor with local fishermen and officials from the Army Corps of Engineers to see the shoaling in the harbor up close and discuss the impact in New Hampshire's seacoast c… Continue Reading


February 11, 2020

Shaheen, Portman: New ACEEE Analysis Shows Energy Efficiency Bill Will Save Consumers Money, Reduce Emissions, and Create Jobs

**ACEEE Analysis Shows Bipartisan Bill Will Save Consumers $51 Billion & Avoid 1.3 Billion Tons of Carbon Dioxide Emissions** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Rob Portman (R-OH) announced the release of a new economic and environmental impact analysis by the policy experts at the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) of their legislation, the Energy Savings and Industrial Competitiveness Act (S. 2137). The legislation was approved by the Senate E… Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

Shaheen on Cuts to Medicare and Medicaid in Newly Released Trump Budget: “President Trump Promised to Not Cut Medicare and Medicaid – This Budget, Once Again, Would Break That Promise”

(Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, issued the following statement after the Trump administration released its budget request to Congress for the 2021 fiscal year: "President Trump promised to not cut Medicare and Medicaid - this budget, once again, would break that promise," said Shaheen. "There are hundreds of thousands of Granite Staters who rely on these programs to get the care they need to live healthy, productive l… Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

NH Delegation Applauds $51 million for Innovative Medicine Manufacturing Project in Manchester

**Announcement builds on Shaheen and Hassan's efforts to locate Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) in Manchester** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senators Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) issued the following statements after the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announced that the Advanced Regenerative Manufacturing Institute (ARMI) in Manchester will be awarded up to $51 million over … Continue Reading


February 10, 2020

NH Delegation Announces More Than $641K in Federal Funding to Dartmouth in Support of Breast Cancer Research

(Washington) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, and U.S. Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today announced the award of $641,864 in federal funding to Dartmouth College in support of research efforts to improve the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. Specifically, the grant will be used to develop and evaluate a new breast imaging system that will improve detection rates … Continue Reading


February 06, 2020

Shaheen Honors NH Air Traffic Controllers Who Saved F-16

**Shaheen presented a Congressional Record Statement to air traffic controllers who quickly organized a mid-air refueling to save an F-16 that ran out of fuel in inclement weather** Senator Shaheen presents Michael Jacobson, Jeff Aulbach and Neil Cóspito with certificates of her Congressional Record Statement honoring their heroic actions that saved the aircraft and life of pilot Lt. Colonel Nate Smith. Full sized versions of these pictures are availabl… Continue Reading


February 05, 2020

Shaheen Statement Following Her Votes in Favor of Articles of Impeachment

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after voting in favor of both articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump. Senator Shaheen announced her decision in a speech on the Senate floor yesterday afternoon. "The power to impeach is the most serious and consequential power granted to Congress by the Constitution after the power to declare war. When these proceedings began, I swore an oath to 'do impartial justice according to the Constitut… Continue Reading


February 05, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Urging President Trump to Fund Coronavirus Prevention Efforts in His Budget

(Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) calling on President Trump to increase federal funding to respond to the coronavirus in his budget proposal for fiscal year (FY) 2021. President Trump's previous budget request, for FY 2020, called for significant funding cuts for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the National Institute of Allergy and … Continue Reading


February 04, 2020

VIDEO RELEASE: Shaheen to Support Both Articles of Impeachment, Speaks on Senate Floor Ahead of Final Vote

**Senator Shaheen's remarks can be viewed in full here.** (Washington, DC) - Today, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) announced in a speech on the Senate floor that she will support both Articles of Impeachment in the Senate trial of President Donald Trump. The following is a condensed version of Shaheen's remarks: I come to the floor to express my profound disappointment. This is a sad moment in our nation's history. I, like all of us in the Senate, came to this body to try and make a d… Continue Reading


February 04, 2020

Shaheen Statement on President Trump's State of the Union Address

**Shaheen & Nashua Police Chief Carignan Raise Awareness of the High Rate of Suicide Among First Responders** (Washington, DC)-U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the President's State of the Union address. Senator Shaheen invited Nashua Police Chief Michael Carignan to be her guest for the President's State of the Union address to raise awareness about the mental health challenges that many law enforcement and other first responders face as a result of t… Continue Reading


January 31, 2020

Shaheen Condemns Vote Preventing Witnesses in Senate Impeachment Trial

(Washington, DC)- U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after a Senate vote to allow witnesses in the Senate impeachment trial failed to garner enough votes. Senator Shaheen voted in favor of witnesses testifying in the trial. "Congress has an obligation to the Constitution and the American people to conduct a fair trial and examine all the evidence. Witnesses have been a part of every Senate impeachment trial in history and this vote sets a very dangerous precedent… Continue Reading


January 30, 2020

Shaheen Leads NH Delegation in Urging Trump to Support Funding Boost for Meals on Wheels Program

**The NH Delegation Supported Increased Funding to the Meals on Wheels Program Included in Government Funding Legislation Signed into Law in December** (Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, led a letter with Senator Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Representatives Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) calling on the Trump administration to boost funding for the Older Americans Act (OAA) in his upcoming budget proposal to C… Continue Reading


January 30, 2020

Shaheen Voices Strong Opposition to Trump Administration Guidance to States that Allows for Block Granting State Medicaid Programs

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the Trump administration opened the door for all states to apply to block grant their respective Medicaid programs, which would cap the funding that states receive for this program: "The current funding model for Medicaid programs allows for the program to adapt based on local need," said Shaheen. "Nearly 75 million Americans and 180,000 Granite Staters rely on Medicaid to access the health care they n… Continue Reading


January 30, 2020

Shaheen Joins Bipartisan, Bicameral Letter Urging Administration to Increase the Number of Temporary, Non-Immigrant H-2B Workers for 2020

**Letter Emphasizes that the Current Number of H-2B Visas Fails to Adequately Meet U.S. Temporary Workforce Needs** (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) sent a bicameral, bipartisan letter with Senator Angus King (I-ME) and a group of lawmakers to Acting Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Chad Wolf, urging the administration to immediately increase the statutory cap of H-2B visas for fiscal year 2020. The funding legislation signed into law last month a… Continue Reading


January 29, 2020

Shaheen Statement on the Death of New Hampshire Airman in Afghanistan

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH), a senior member of the Senate Armed Services Committee, issued the following statement on the death of Captain Ryan S. Phaneuf, 30, of Hudson, New Hampshire, who was killed in the line of duty while supporting Operation Freedom's Sentinel: "My heart is heavy to learn of the tragic loss of Captain Ryan Phaneuf in the line of duty," said Shaheen. "My thoughts and deepest condolences are with Ryan's family, friends and fellow Airmen during thi… Continue Reading


January 29, 2020

Senators Shaheen, Hassan Join Colleagues in Calling on President Trump to Publicly Commit to Protecting Social Security, Medicare, and Medicaid

Last Week, President Trump Said He'd Consider Cutting Medicare and Social Security Following the 2017 Republican Tax Law WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH), a member of the Senate Finance Committee, joined their colleagues in calling on President Trump to retract statements that he made last week saying that he would be open to cutting earned benefits like Medicare or Social Security following the 2017 Republican tax law, which provided massive tax … Continue Reading


January 29, 2020

Shaheen Reintroduces Legislation to Help Students Manage Debt

**Shaheen's Bill would Give Students Access to Comprehensive Online Database to Manage Debt & Better Navigate Repayment** **Americans Owe More than $1.5 Trillion in Student Loan Debt - Surpassing Total Credit Card Debt** (Washington, DC) - This week, U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) reintroduced the Simplifying Access to Student Loan Information Act, which calls for the development of a central online portal to allow students to review all their public and private student loans as well … Continue Reading


January 29, 2020

Shaheen Statement on USMCA Trade Agreement Being Signed into Law

(Washington, DC) - U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) issued the following statement after the President signed the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) into law: "International trade has long spurred New Hampshire's economy, creating good paying jobs and opportunities for small businesses," said Shaheen. "This trade deal makes improvements to NAFTA that will help empower Granite State businesses while protecting American workers and safeguarding our environment. I was very pleased th… Continue Reading

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